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Last Updated Jul 26, 2016 07:52PM

Four summers ago, some girlfriends and I walked from coast to coast along Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England. Along the way we encountered rain, mud, fields of stinging nettle, murderous sheep, an innkeeper with a mail-order bride who tried to double-charge us, rain, grown men dressed like Roman soldiers, teenage boys dressed like Roman soldiers, rain, Americans who wondered why there are no washcloths in England, a lady in the middle of nowhere with a pug named Wesley selling cups of tea to hikers (the lady, not the pug named …

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    Updated Jun 15 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 09 2016 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    Updated Jun 03 2016 01:42 pm   |     |   Share
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